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Benriach Scotch Miniature Set
Benriach Scotch Miniature


 
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Benriach Scotch Miniature Set you will get 4 X 50 ML

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The BenRiach distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery in the Speyside area of Scotland. It is operated independently by the BenRiach Distillery Company Limited, formed by two South African funding partners, Geoff Bell and Wayne Keiswetter, and Scotch whisky expert Billy Walker. In 2008, the company expanded their portfolio with the acquisition of the Glendronach distillery as well as the Glenglassaugh distillery in March 2013.
The BenRiach Distillery was established by the John Duff in 1898 close to the Longmorn Distillery which was also owned by Duff. The distilleries were joined by a private railroad, with a private steam locomotive, the Puggy, to transport coal, barley, peat and barrels between the distilleries. Soon after, the distillery was mothballed in 1900 due to the collapse of a major Scotch Whisky purchaser, forcing many Scotch whisky distilleries to close. The distillery continued to use its maltings for Longmorn, but did not produce spirit again until 1965 when it was reopened by Glenlivet Distillers Ltd. In 1978 the distillery changed hands, this time to Seagrams. Seagrams became part of Pernod Ricard in 2001 and the BenRiach distillery began operating for just three months of every year. In 2004 the distillery was acquired by an independent consortium, the BenRiach Distillery Company Limited, committed to sharing the little known but high quality single malt with a wider audience.

It was with delight, while sworn to secrecy, that I witnessed BenRiach gaining its independence, when a team led by the experienced and infectiously enthusiastic Billy Walker acquired the Distillery. This independence will allow BenRiach to unlock its secrets and bring its fine and surprising malts, officially to the market in their natural state for the first time. There cannot be a single true lover of whisky who will not rejoice because of it."

The BenRiach Distillery Company Limited. Production Capacity: 28,000,000 litres. House style: Michael Jackson describes it as cookie-like! Certainly a sweet, easy-going Speysider although there are heavily peated exceptions. John Duff, the owner and founder of the Longmorn Distillery, built Benriach in 1898. The distillery is situated a quarter of a mile away from Longmorn, just three miles south of Elgin. The distillery was only open for two years before it was closed. Although the distillery was closed until 1965 the maltings at the distillery continued to provide malt for the Longmorn distillery. Glenlivet Distilleries Ltd then rebuilt the distillery in 1965 before the company joined the Seagrams Group in 1977. An official distillery bottling was introduced in 1994 with the majority of production being used as a component of the Chivas Regal blend. BenRiach is located in Speyside, mid-way between the village of Rothes and the town of Elgin, in the North-East of Scotland. The distillery sources its water from springs located underground, deep below the distillery and has the capacity to produce over 2 million litres of pure alcohol per annum. Approximately 10% of new production is peated / 90% unpeated. The distillery is managed by Alan MacConnochie, who has worked at Tobermory, Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain and Ben Nevis distilleries. he has also worked at the Plymouth Gin distillery. In April 2004 a consortium bought the distillery led by Billy Walker, a highly respected who has worked in the whisky industry for over three decades. The new owners have treated malt lovers to an impressive and imaginative range that received rave reviews from Jim Murray, and included a fascinating pair of bottlings made up of peaty spirit. Interestingly, this is a return to the traditional production methods employed over 100 years ago, when peat represented a cheaper fuel option than coal and all Speyside malts were peated. It was only with the development of the rail roads that improved infrastructure meant that, certainly for mainland distilleries, it was more economical to use coal instead of peat to fire the kiln. As such all Speyside distillers switched from peat to kiln and only the island distilleries continued to use peat, explaining why Islay malts, to this day, tend to be heavily peated.


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